Body Found in Lake After Multiple Other Discoveries

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( – On Monday, February 5, a body was discovered in a Texas lake, marking yet another tragic find in an area that has seen multiple similar incidents in the past, according to officials.

Responding to a 911 call, emergency services located the body in Lady Bird Lake in Austin, as reported by Austin-Travis County EMS. The individual, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced deceased at approximately 1:52 p.m., as per Fox Austin’s coverage.

This incident adds to a growing list of deaths at Lady Bird Lake, part of the Colorado River that flows through Austin’s downtown area. Since last year, the lake has been the site where at least five individuals have been found deceased.

In response to the series of deaths, there was speculation about the possibility of a serial offender being involved, which authorities addressed in June 2023, advising against such theories.

Historically, the victims found at Lady Bird Lake have predominantly been men in their 30s. Many had spent time at Rainey Street’s bustling bar scene downtown before their bodies were discovered in the water.

Among the deceased was 30-year-old Jason John, whose body was retrieved from the lake in February 2023, following his last sighting on Rainey Street. A report from an autopsy, shared by Fox News Digital, mentioned a witness seeing him accidentally enter the water.

Other victims include 40-year-old Clifton Axtell and 33-year-old Jonathan Honey, whose body was found after he was last seen near a Rainey Street food truck. John Christopher Hays-Clark, 30, was also found in April, his body located near a dam downstream from the initial discovery sites.

Recently, Austin Police have been investigating a case involving a woman allegedly involved in drugging and robbing several men downtown. Whether there is any connection between her activities and the series of deaths in Lady Bird Lake remains uncertain, Fox News reported.

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